Narrowboat Maddison

A warm welcome aboard

Hello and welcome from the Jones Family to our website for our family boat, Narrowboat Maddison.

Here's where you start your canal boat holiday adventure.

"Spending time with family and friends on the canal is one of the UK's best kept secrets"

Whether you’re a seasoned boater or new to canal boating and want to experience a barge holiday aboard our family boat, we'd like to offer you the opportunity to get afloat at an affordable price and experience the joys of the UK Canal Network.

With our base in Penkridge on the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal, you have access to some fantastic canal routes. It's perfect for a peaceful and enjoyable canal boat holiday with your family and friends.

Narrowboat Maddison has her own video.

Narrowboat Maddison

Maddison is fully equipped with everything you need whilst you cruise and explore the canals. She's your home-from-home afloat, giving you a very comfortable, peaceful and relaxing canal cruise. Take a look.As we said.

Centrally located in Penkridge on the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal gives you access to some wonderful canal holiday routes. From countryside to industrial heritage. The choice is yours. It's perfect for an adventure on a boating holiday with family and friends who want to enjoy the UK canal boat hire holiday.

Why We Offer "Maddison" For Hire

We're just ordinary family people who happen own a boat that we created and love. We take pride in maintaining Maddison to the highest level, making sure everything is up to our own standards. Our aim is to support the Inland Waterways and spread the word about the joys of boating and introduce affordable UK Boat Hire to families who want to experience a canal adventure, whether it's your first time afloat or a you're seasoned boater.

As a family we enjoy spending time together, So we answered a question we had asked ourselves years before!

"Why should anyone be asked to pay more for a holiday with your family just because it's high season and the sun is out, the schools are on a break or it's Bank Holiday"

That's why when we retired and had the time and flexibility to dedicate time to Maddison, we made a conscious decision offer our boat to you keeping the hire fees the same all year round.

Our base & Contact details

Maddison is moored at Otherton Boat Haven. Penkridge, Staffordshire, England. ST19 5NX.

Her mooring here is where you'll start your canal boat holiday and where you will return her to.

Click here on Jones Family Cruising or on the map for directions. Alternatively, use the Post Code ST195NX on your Sat Nav.

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Call us on 07477643432

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Business Hours

Monday to Friday - 9am : 8pm

Saturday - 10am : 5pm

Sunday - 10am : 5pm